Category Archives: mindfulness

Life is a Ball of String

One of the oddest things about us human beings is that we are a puzzle to our own selves. We don’t know who we are. We’ve split the atom; we’ve been to the moon; one of us wrote Beethoven’s Fifth; … Continue reading

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But what can I do?

There is at this time – not surprisingly – in the blogosphere, in the newspapers, the TV and radio news, a whole lot of talk about fear on the one hand, and on the other – hope. The hope is … Continue reading

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A seed of hope?

Some months ago, for a blog which I never published, I wrote the following – “We’re in a mess, aren’t we? An even bigger mess than the one we were in a year or two ago. And we don’t seem … Continue reading

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Listen to the Birds

I will remember the December just gone as having been mostly grey and grim. And wet. On many days, in the little park below my kitchen window, the leaden skies seemed to hang so low they could hardly have been … Continue reading

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A Random Act of Kindness

A long time ago, I was eight years old. I was an only child. I lived with my mother and grandmother in a small town in the south Midlands. We had little money. Mum worked in a large grocery shop … Continue reading

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Making a mess, aren’t we?

We’re making a mess of this, aren’t we? After thousands of years of conflict, we – the human race – are still at it. One nation argues with another, drops bombs on another. (What, in the final analysis, is a … Continue reading

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OK – so there is no point. Now what?

 I never managed to figure out what organized religion was actually about. It wasn’t for want of trying. I wanted to know. From almost as far back as I can remember, I’ve had a deep sense of there being something which … Continue reading

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Is there a point to all this? (4)

 “Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend, Before we too into the Dust descend. Dust unto Dust and under Dust to lie, sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer – and sans End!” Is there a point to … Continue reading

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Is there a point to all this? (2)

  The following is based on my own personal experience. It may work for others  – I hope it does. But it may not – as Jiddu Krishnamurti, one of the world’s revered spiritual masters, warned – “Truth is a … Continue reading

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Is there a point to all this?

A few days ago, I came across a newspaper article discussing how, in recent years, sales of self-help/spirituality/mindfulness books have burgeoned in the UK. Given the present state of this country – and a few others around the world – … Continue reading

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